The mix of Celtic and Canadiana with a stiff shot of punk make The Plain Steel not only marketable, but also magical. Formed a decade ago, the current line up of Ross Lizotte (guitar/vocals), Tim Friezen (stand up bass), Louis Waters (drums), Jason Sanislo (banjo), and Geoff Ball (cello) make wonderful, evocative music that smacks of early Genesis one second and a St. Paddy’s day bender the next. Fast and furious, the intricate interplay between these accomplished players paints a unique tapestry that sets the hook early and deep. Dropping in on a gorgeous spring night, the boys play a few cuts off their 2012 LP “Folk ‘n’ Roll” and their beautiful 7 inch “Navigators Song” as well as blessing BOXO Studio with a slew of live tunes.
A nicer bunch of guys you will not meet, true to their craft with an ear to the street. Sweet.
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